Monthly Archives: July 2005

Fun Images From The Park

This Chevy Impala caught my attention. Excellent condition, gorgeous color. Somebody loves this car!
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

These kids were having a great time in the park! Yeehaw!
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Jason, Codi and Laura Go To The Zoo

Codi, Laura and I went to the Oregon Zoo again this weekend. Laura hadn’t been there in nearly 10 years! Between the three of us, we took over 350 photos! We had a really good time. =)

Siberian tiger!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Siberian tigers posing for the camera!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Siberian tigers play fighting. The female ran up behind the male and jumped on him. It was really cool! Those tigers can move very quickly!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Here’s Laura!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Here’s Codi in an old Land Rover!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

We spotted a peacock on the way back from seeing the wolves. He got very close to us.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

This rhino rarely looks at the people visiting him.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

This is the kind of face that could keep me out of the forest. Woo!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

This too! Zoiks!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Is this a dorky hat or what?! People buy these!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Pretty butterfly photographed by Codi.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Baby elephants were roaming around, blowing water on each other and eating hay.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Bald eagle!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Peregrine falcon!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

I really don’t like monkeys (at all!), but I had to take this picture. Too funny – monkey butt maintenance…
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Laura and Codi just outside the entrance to the Alaskan Tundra section.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Laura in the trellace outside the butterfly tent.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Laura took this picture of Codi and me.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Another butterfly…
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Odd looking flowers in the butterfly tent.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

The three of us got butterfly tent stamps!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Very cool tropical flower found near the elephant area.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

This is the Oregon Zoo train that goes all through the zoo property and through the surrounding forests. It’s fun riding the train!
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Bald eagle flying right over our heads…
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Sea lions playing and chasing each other. One would bite the other, then a chase would begin.
Oregon Zoo, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland

Three Visits to Argyle in One Week!

I’ve gone out to Argyle Winery three times this week! I brought my camera equipment each time, but never got a chance to take photos. Finally, today I took 96 pictures. Here are a few for sharing:

Gorgeous flowers surrounding the main building of the winery.
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

I followed this bee for a while. He finally held still long enough for a shot.
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

Birch trees are one of my favorites. I used to peel the bark as a child and write notes on it. I once sent a letter to someone written on birch bark.
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

I’m not sure what kind of flower this is, but it’s pretty.
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

The wine house is haunted by a ghost – her name is Lena. The last time I was there, I was sitting alone at a desk and a calculator turned on and started spitting out tape all by itself! The tape had the characters   0*>   twelve times in a row. (Maybe Lena had something to do with it! If so, what does   0*>   mean?)
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

This is the Nuthouse – an old hazelnut processing plant that was later turned into part of the winery where wine is made and bottled. Argyle is going to be releasing a new Nuthouse wine in late August. I’m excited!
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

Here’s the front door of the winery & tasting room.
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

A south-eastern view of the winery. This building is under re-construction right now. It’s being tripled in space. The tasting room is going to be massive, and gorgeous! I saw the unfinished layout this afternoon and I am quite impressed!
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

A view of Mt. Hood from the Knudsen vineyard.
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

Some young grapes hiding in the shade. I tasted one of the grapes… very sour at this point! In a couple months, though, these grapes are going to be some of the best in Oregon!
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland

Staring down one of the rows of vines…
Argyle Winery, Oregon photos, Portland